Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Good morning, Vietnam

On Sunday, we came to another place on the island of Phu Quoc. Quite different, but still lovely.

We took a look around.

And went for a walk on the beach at sunset.

The next day, we went to the pool.

It was the first time my tummy had seen sun since...July.

And as a result this happened. Oy. And ouch.

So we spent the rest of the day inside until sunset.

We found us sum yummy beachside Vietnamese food. 
Which may be our new favorite kind of food. 
The jury's still out though.

The next day, Jeremy went swimming. Alone.  

I sat in the shade and watched.

And as I sat and watched, I struggled--as I have the last ten days--to take this all in
Not even to necessarily understand or make sense of it all. 
Just to see it all. 
Just to observe enough of it to capture it in my memory. 
To keep it there. 
To remember that this entire experience is not a dream. 
Not pretend. 
This is a beautiful opportunity that Jeremy and I have been able to have. 

We don't necessarily deserve it. 
We won't always get to live this way. 
But for now, this is it.
And we keep reminding ourselves, "We are in Vietnam!"

We are enjoying this blessing of travel. It is such a beautiful gift.

Tomorrow, we'll head back to Cambodia:
carsick patch
ferry boat

Back to Phnom Penh. 
Back to Tim and Fay.
One more day there.
Then, our current home, Korea.